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I Suffer From Clinical Depression

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    Since Before I Could Admit It

    i have suffered with this nasty disease since long before i would ever admit it.i guess since Viet Nam.....They call it PTSD now adays.....back then we just didn't talk about it..but going through life with no outside help...no meds...no intricate knowledge of what was really...
    russb811 russb811 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    All My Life

    i have suffered from depression all of my life, or at least as long as i can remember. always sad, never able to fit in, held myself back as not to stand out, hated being singled out, on and on i could go. but until i hit bottom did i admit i needed help. it did help/hurt? that...
    icanthide icanthide 31-35, M 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    Downward Spiral

    I am 57 years of age, and have been dealing with major depressive episodes for decades.  I have moved umpteen times, worked at countless jobs, and failed miserably at maintaining long-term relationships.  Medications have helped to relieve the worst symptoms, tho they cannot...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella 56-60 5 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    New Research Regarding Depression

    Hello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so they can...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 Apr 28, 2008

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    I Am Diagnosed With Depression Forgotton Childhood Left To Be Abused By Both My Parents............

    When I was a child and that is a long time ago now, I never had affection. I grew up with a mother who was mentally unstable and wasn't able to give me what I needed I lacked stability Love and care. often she would abuse me physically and I cut myself off from reality. and day...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I Suffer From Depression and I Take Meds...

    Too often other ppl judge ppl who take meds for depression... It is an illness like any other... Meds are not happy pills they do not change ur personality... Instead they make u stable enough or healthy enough in that they allow the nervous system and the chemicals in ur body to...
    harps21 harps21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    My Battle With Clinical Depression

    By way of introduction, my name is Dave Kanofsky and I had suffered from the adult symptoms of clinical depression for thirty-five years. In 2007, thanks to a combination of the right medication and years of talk therapy, my symptoms were under complete control but my financial...
    daveyboy54 daveyboy54 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    I Was Miserable and Still Am...

    I'm 24 years old and I had my son at a young age.. at 16. I alwaIys felt alone and empty, always wanted to run away from home even at the age of 10. Abusive father made it worst with his drinking. I hated walking to school alone or when I came from school I had to walk...
    s0empty s0empty 22-25 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    Most of My Life

     i really didn`t know what was matter with me.i just stayed sad.then when i was in my 20`s i decided to try getting help.but,all they know is pills.i tried taking them.i started gaining weight fast,really fast.i gained 12 lbs in one month.and it just kept piling on.within...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    Ok Ok I Admit It.

    Confession time. I suffer from depression. I should be on meds but i refuse to take em because I don't believe in it. And I won't take em. Ever.
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    Not Sure How Much Longer I Can Live Like This

    I have been depressed since I was a child. There have been moments when I have felt ok but for the most part I am beyond unhappy. I am a wife and mother to two girls both almost adults now and if it werent for the girls I believe I would have checked out long ago. My husband...
    jemslost jemslost 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    What Your Psych Doesn't Want You To Know

    Google "tms", it's a treatment that actually will make the psychs as obsolute as blood letting. Face it, any other kind of doctor that "treats" a patient for 5 or 10 years with no effect is a quack.
    mrmoose1947 mrmoose1947 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Clinical Depression

    Clinical depression,Not good,Suffer from time to time,Wish I didn’t,Life would be easier, But somehow,Don’t know how,I get by.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I need to say something. Please realize when you tell a depressed person (who actually suffers from true depression), that "things will get better" or "you have people that care...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 27

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    I found out I was bipolar about a year ago, and was diagnosed with severe depression when I was 15-16. Because I study abroad I can't get my medicine unless I return back home, and...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I hate this...ill be fine and then ill just be extremely depressed. I just feel numb and invisible. Tomorrow i have school and im ignored..the people who i thought were my friends...
    BabyGirlAtHeart BabyGirlAtHeart 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am pain. I feel useless. Worthless. I feel like my bright potential was unrealized and is forever gone. My chances are all used up. My troubles have become a mountain. Why am I...
    ToughEddie ToughEddie 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    So I'm going to move up the date of my suicide plan to the 20. I'm really sorry to whoever supported me but I ain't feelin it
    slippingunder slippingunder 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    There's literally nothing I look forward to in life anymore
    slippingunder slippingunder 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I smoke pot to help calm me down. I hate it when I have none. It irritates me. I would rather smoke pot then take Xanax or Zoloft forever
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I can't help what I do but I try so hard... I've stopped eating.... I can feel my stomic eating it's self away I'm cutting more I've cut 30 times in less then an hour in one day I...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    And I feel it can't be fixed. I stopped taking my medicine because it didn't do ****. Stopped going to all my psychologist because they also didn't help. Maybe I just can't be...
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Every day of my life i get random episodes where i have to put on cheerful music to help me get out of a funk
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Finally after years of suffering from debilitating depression, anxiety, panic attacks, flash backs, nightmares & living all day everyday with that terrible sense of dread in the...
    LunaGypsy LunaGypsy 31-35, F Aug 26

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    About a week ago, I realized that I am suffering from depression. That I have been for about 7 months. I never realized it before because I would just push my feelings and thoughts...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I have a friend suffering from depression but never talks about it and thinks that he doesn't need help. He cuts himself, his "hobby" is doing drugs and he thinks he's ok. I want...
    MistressAlexandraDark MistressAlexandraDark 18-21, F Aug 24

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    why are so many females are suffer from loneliness and depression ?
    ShakeWellBeforeUse ShakeWellBeforeUse 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I suffer from depression for 3 years now. The past 2 years I pushed my best friends away in a sec, I showed a lot of hatred towards my family, my respect was 0%, my goals were not...
    nkbbb nkbbb 18-21, F a week ago

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    I suffer from Pteronarcophobia (Fear of Flies) In fact, I suffer a fear of most flying insects. However, flies and wasps are by far the worst. When I was a child, I caught a scene...
    Foreigntraveller Foreigntraveller 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Since middle school and before entering high school, this problem has caused me a lot of social pains. I have trouble socializing, even having conversations. My school grades...
    OperaG OperaG 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    it started of simple daydreams. whenever I was in the car, I would always daydream about my favourite show and pretend that the show was real and I would daydream about my...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    In the past four years, I've had two work-related back injuries and one serious car crash. Without prescription medication, there isn't much I can do without suffering from pain. I...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M Aug 25

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    I have suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder for 11 years. I am at my lowest point and feel completely exhausted and depressed. My two biggest concerns include my skin and hair. I...
    ShyRach ShyRach 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I Suffer From Sleep Apnoea and sleep with a cpap machine with a full mask. I had Sleep Apnoea for 4 year now.
    blackcat055 blackcat055 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    Just suffered from a panic attack in my second week at school, and I pushed away the only person I could truly talk to it about. I just ****** it all up.
    LocketRainbow LocketRainbow 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Has anyone did the vng test and been miserable after three weeks from the test? I was doing ok and then this test has caused me nothing but problems. I am not driving and been...
    maddyscared maddyscared 36-40 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I see this a lot about if you feel suicidal, depressed or distressed to reach out to a friend. The thing with that is it's easier said than done. When you feel depressed you don't...
    lexlugor lexlugor 36-40 Sep 2

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    When I was 16, I was diagnosed with a Massive Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism caused by multiple Dvts. I am now 27 going on 28, and for the last twelve years I have suffered multiple...
    rmd12 rmd12 26-30, F Aug 28

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    I am 21 years old and had my first child 4 weeks ago. During my stay in hospital I contracted an infection in my stitches which I believe to be called anaerobic bacteria. I was...
    sianjaynex sianjaynex 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There are times where I feel so worthless, so ugly, and so unloved that I've even considered suicide. After awhile, I get over it… but still. I feel like this problem has...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I had not even realized this was a thing until just recently. I've always daydreamed, or dreamed at night, and I would almost always remember bits and pieces of dreams after waking...
    mimameid mimameid 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    beautiful video bought a tear to my eye! Its to do with bullying and depression so yeah watch it... Amazing https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY
    lovemusicnicole lovemusicnicole 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    My wonderful sweet dorky weird boyfriend of 4 years proposed last weekend and of course I said yes, so now we are engaged. This is amazing news! Television and fifties movies...
    RoseHoneyBee RoseHoneyBee 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Today I had a bad anxiety attack at work. I was shaking and sweating, my chest felt like someone was sitting on it and I was crying, I was clenching my fists so hard my knuckles...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F Aug 19

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    Thanks to jerks. And moronic requirements. Preventing many from healthy living.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 1

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    It truly feels like a demon lives inside my head. I'm so sick of living with these illnesses. When I talk to my fiancé about what I'm thinking about and what I'm going through, he...
    Mileena28 Mileena28 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Last year was my first year in college and I barely made it to October before I left school because I had major depression. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. This...
    lissfred58 lissfred58 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I had the botox treatment 10 days ago and the severity of the migraines have greatly lessened. I'm thankful for that! The confusion and forgetfulness (amnesia like symptoms from...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F 3 days ago

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